September 25 recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day in Sioux Lookout
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla - Staff Writer
Sioux Lookout Mayor Doug Lawrance proclaimed September 25 as Franco-Ontarian Day in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout last week. The Franco-Ontarian flag was raised at the Sioux Lookout Municipal Office.
Lawrance said in his proclamation, “On May 18, 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario enacted the Franco-Ontario Day Act, 2010 proclaiming September 25th in each year as the Franco-Ontarian Day.”
Lawrance added, “By proclaiming September 25th as Franco-Ontarian Day, this Act officially recognizes the contributions of the Francophone community of Ontario to the social, economic and political life of the Province and the community’s importance in Ontario’s society; and
“French is one of the two official languages of Canada and French language has been spoken in Ontario since the 17th Century.”